Last week marked the start of Spring and with that the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. This year, I only managed to go to 2 shows, which to me were 2 brilliant shows worth watching. I missed out on the last Runway show no thanks to being or rather feeling rather sick after dinner. Nevertheless, I did enjoy both shows the first being Tomorrows Heroes, showcasing 7 up and coming designers – Kinoak, Pageant, Livia Arena, Catherine Leon, Thursday Sunday, Orri Henrisson and Neo Dia. While they were all outstandingly amazing, my personal favourites were Kinoak, Livia Arena, and Thursday Sunday.
Kinoak‘s cutesy girly designs especially this chambray tunic caught my eye, as did their lovely floral prints – reminded me of a warm, and tropical paradise. Then Livia Arena‘s designs, although featured simple, floaty cuts, had gorgeous metallic fabrics to amp up the designs. Imagine wearing this floaty gold metallic skirt with a simple neutral top – it’s DA BOMB! Thursday Sunday had simple, clean lines – perfect for work or play – very classic pieces that would stand the test of time – my kind of design.
The Designer Series Runway 3 on Friday featured labels:
White Suede’s Spring/Summer 12/13 featured floral prints on a dark background, along with lace pieces in a gorgeous magenta shade with some lime and pastel pink pieces thrown into the mix. Just quietly though, I saw a similar floral print skirt in Target the other day, so if you’re thinking of going down the “inspired by a designer” look, then I would definitely try checking that out.
I loved Limedrop’s use of block colours on the dresses and skirts, simple and understated but worked perfectly with royal blue mixed with jet black and their “diamond” dress that had a marle grey mixed with neon. Other stand-out pieces were the diamond printed jackets and singlets that had an eye-catching mix of coral, blue and grey.
Leopold had classic tailored pieces which I thought would be great for those looking to invest in some quality work wear. Britten P/L menswear showcased very boxy pieces and Nobody well, Nobody showcased men in jeans – just jeans…with buff bodies – need I say more? Ok, well, there were the female models too, and there were pastel jeans, floral prints and khaki – all colours and designs that are particularly huge in Spring and Summer.
Friend of Mine’s collection reminded me of the Flinstones with jagged cut dresses and skirts and leopard print dresses. Finally Strateas Carlucci – amazing pieces in full black with gorgeous draping and structured pieces that looked superbly…regal (in my eyes anyway)
That’s my wrap up of MSFW 2012 not as much to tell as last year, but hopefully next year I’ll get to attend more of the day time runway shows.